SmackDown was moved to Friday nights back in September 2005 by UPN (before the WB/CW merger) as WWE did not have a say in the decision. It will be interesting to see if the show moves nights because I was told that was one of WWE’s top priorities in negotiating a new deal for the show.
In terms of popularity in the United States, Thursday nights are the most watched nights on television while Friday nights are one of the least watched nights on television. However SmackDown’s move to Friday nights did not have a significant impact on the ratings.
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